Waiting for the World Series of tech
It already seems like years ago that Apple unveiled its smartwatch. In this #TBT gallery, we relive the glory of last week's big event, as captured by award-winning sports photographer (and iPhoneography aficionado) Brad Mangin.
Security is tight
A security guard keeps a close on the crowd at Apple's iPhone 6 event.
Guarding Apple's mystery box
Everybody wants inside the giant white building Apple constructed outside the Flint Center. These guys make sure nobody gets in early.
What's that glow?
Anticipation builds before Apple's big event.
Behold, the iPhone 6
Phi Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, serves up the world's first confirmed iPhone 6 sighting.
The crown jewel
The Apple Watch boasts several innovative features, including a "digital crown" designed to ease interactions with the smartwatch's tiny screen.
Strap it on
Tim Cook shows off the Apple Watch, which will be available in three styles. A wide variety of straps, colors and faces make the smartwatch extremely customizable.
U2 closes the show
U2, a band boasting a long history of collaboration with Apple, performs to wrap up the show.
Up close and very personal
After the event, members of the media get a closer look at the Apple Watch.
The iPhone 6 is a big, big deal
I finally get my hands on an iPhone 6 Plus.
Mystery ... solved!
As the hands-on demo sessions wrap up, a few people linger inside Apple's mystery building.
CUPERTINO, California — I’m a sports photographer, not a tech blogger, so I felt out of place shooting Apple’s big iPhone 6 press event with my iPhone 5s.
Baseball is what I do — I’ve shot nine Sports Illustrated covers — but I swear it was easier getting field access to shoot a World Series game at Fenway Park than dealing with all the people and security at Apple’s event.
This thing was a free-for-all. It was crazy. The place was flooded with media types from all over the world, all standing in line to get into the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, where the event was held.